Identification: Orange Trumpets and Mazed Polypore

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    C.Wick Active Member

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    Orange Trumpets and Blushing bracket fungi

    ...NO idea what these beautiful little orange ones are? They were dark near the base and grew in a huge profusion. The tallest was maybe a bit over an inch in height. Growing on a stump...don't know what kind as it was completely rotted and home to a big fat toad. Rubbery in texture but brittle if bumped. Found in a mixed forest mostly of Oak, Maple, Ash, Cottonwood, PawPaw.....

    The last 2 images are of a type of maze polypore? (I think?) The largest 'circle' was 1 inch across...damp on the underside and 'furry' on the top. Found on a broken branch in the same woods as the above orange trumpets.....half mile or so away.

    Both varieties are found in the bluffs of NE Kansas just in the last 2 weeks. (July/Aug)
     

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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It looks like Xeromphalina campanella (Tricholomataceae) or Lichenomphalia umbellifera (Hygrophoraceae). Until recently they were in the same family, used to be in the same genus.
    The latter is a lichen, so you would see them growing from the dark green base of their photobiont.
    I expect these are more likely to be Xeromphalina sp.

    Don't know what the other beastie is - pretty underside!

    cheers,
    frog
     
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    not so sure on that ID yet? i found that the Lichenomphalia umbellifera looked more similiar but the base of the stems weren't dark like these little fellows had? they were the most SIMILAR in looks however? But not sure there........
    thanx though Frog!
     
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